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Avery Rumpkin

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by UHCougar12, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Savant (475) Texas Oct 15, 2011

    Called Specs Midtown and some guy said they don't have any and not getting any this year. Its sad when beer nerds know more about beer releases then when it is people's jobs...
     
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  2. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    It's possible that conspiracy theories are correct. :(

    I hate when it comes to that, but it's sadly a possibility.

    "These aren't the droids you're looking for."

    "Nothing to see here, move along."
     
  3. Beernerds

    Beernerds Aficionado (190) Texas Dec 7, 2011

    I'm in the store right now and was told they're not getting any.
     
  4. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    This doesn't bode well considering they were supposed to get 4 cases. Must already be in someone's trunk. lol
     
  5. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Means the 5 cases in Austin are gone.
     
  6. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Aficionado (220) Texas Apr 12, 2012

    Whole Foods has an On Premise License which means they can't sell any beer or wine over 17%... which I would bet is the reason it got kicked back. Same thing happened at CM.
     
  7. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Mason Rd said Smith St got in 4 cases. This was last night.
     
  8. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Sounds like some lying is afoot.....
     
  9. thanismo

    thanismo Disciple (55) Texas Oct 22, 2012

    Went there 2 hours ago...dude checked right infront of me and said Houston haven't got any
     
  10. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Is this higher ABV than last year? Because I bought 2 bottles at CM last year.
     
  11. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Yes, its up to 18.1% this year. Has gone from 13 to 16 to 18 in its 3 years
     
  12. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Savant (475) Texas Oct 15, 2011

    Since it looks like we got screwed here in Houston. Anyone in Austin want to trade? I've got a La Muerta for a Rumpkin if you are interested. I will be in Austin next week for Thanksgiving.
     
  13. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Got any Freetail other than La Muerta? I might be motivated to leave the house and pick one up.
     
  14. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (445) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    Whoa, whoa, whoa. How many times have we heard information like this in the past, with Spec's and other retailers, and it turned out to be incorrect or the timing was a little off? Let's not automatically jump to "OMG THEY KEPT IT ALL FOR THEMSELVES! GET THE PITCHFORKS!"
     
  15. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    I was just jokin, bro. No good emoticon for smirky face or sarcastic eye-roll. :p
     
  16. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Savant (475) Texas Oct 15, 2011

    So I had gone down to Specs Midtown since I hadn't been there in awhile anyways and talked to their beer guy. He seemed to know what was going on and didn't know why he was not getting any. Seemed to be some dispute between the rep and the distributor. I apologize for earlier blasting them for conflicting information and I hope it all works out for us in the end.
     
  17. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (445) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    NOW I'M MAD FOR NOTHING! ;)
     
  18. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Savant (370) Texas Dec 28, 2011

    Done...
     
  19. kevinscott

    kevinscott Savant (315) Texas Oct 21, 2008

    They still have bottles at South Lamar Wine & Spirits when I stopped in at lunch time today. It's in the back so ask for it.
     
  20. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Picked up a bottle at South Lamar Wine for canadianghetto ... still seemed to have more.
     
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  21. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    What I want to know is how did SLWS get *2* cases out of only 5 in the whole city.

    Specs is out, so whatever South Lamar has left is all thats left in the city, unless more somehow shows up
     
  22. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I was hoping to get this. Next to Uncle Jacob's, it's my favorite Avery. Oh well, we can hope a keg shows up.
     
  23. mindswoop

    mindswoop Aficionado (220) Texas Dec 22, 2011

    I could only find 1 bottle. But considering the word last month that Texas wasn't getting any, I'm happy with my single. I was also fortunate enough to grab a couple bottles of this lil gem while in CO last month...
    [​IMG]
     
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  24. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    On my way in today, I called Spec's Holcombe and the beer guy said only store 62 has it in stock in Tx. Yes, that's in Austin and it conflicts with what the Mason Rd beer guy told me last night.
     
  25. mindswoop

    mindswoop Aficionado (220) Texas Dec 22, 2011

    I was there yesterday at 2ish and the beer guy claimed it was gone already. That guy always holds back anything rare for his buddies (I guess you're lucky if you're one of them). Total BS. Way to kill your potential beer geek customer base.
     
  26. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (445) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    His friends, or regular customers he looks after?
     
  27. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    The Holcombe guy said they still had some in stock.
     
  28. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Right. But Mindswoops point was that if you ask, they say they're out, so obviously what they DO have they're holding on to.

    That used to be my regular Specs, but I got tired of the fact that every time I asked the beer guy about something I knew they had in the back, there was a 1-2 second pause while he thought about whether to tell me about it or not. It was just too obvious
     
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  29. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    It sucks that Specs has such a strong hold on the craft beer scene in Tx. I'm all for putting it in the back if ya got it and giving it out on an asked only basis but, I deplore the holding it back aspect of things. Not everyone has mucho dinero for beer funds and would like to enjoy the limited releases as much as the next guy.
     
  30. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (405) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    I love the 'in the back' policy, but only because I make friends with every beer guy I come across. No homo
     
  31. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    You got the back door hook up eh?


























    no homo
     
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  32. Wingfan13

    Wingfan13 Aficionado (180) Texas Aug 10, 2009

    That's odd. HEB sells DFH 120.
     
  33. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    120 was in the 15 or 16's this year in actual TABC testing if I remember the thread info correctly.

    On the other hand I thought HEB could sell up to 18% and someone in this thread said it was 17% so take my opinions with a grain of salt. Regardless it's good to know that HEB will not get this. That leaves less places in FW to search. I expect Specs and Total and this other place I call beer nirvana, Halls.
     
  34. Ahaley

    Ahaley Aficionado (120) Texas Dec 24, 2009

    Spec's Airport still had some tonight. Limit 4.
     
  35. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    What's the price point and if any of you Austin bro's want to trade some Bodacious or Yule Shoot Your Eye Out, hit me up via BM.
     
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  36. mindswoop

    mindswoop Aficionado (220) Texas Dec 22, 2011

    Since they only got one case and it was well hidden...doubtful on the 4 bottles.
     
  37. mindswoop

    mindswoop Aficionado (220) Texas Dec 22, 2011

    Exactly. That place was much better when Dustin was still there. He was always willing to help anyone who walked in the door. This guy acts like you're wasting his time.
     
  38. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    I can say with a good deal of certainty that more than 5 cases of Rumpkin hit the Austin area...
     
  39. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Savant (465) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    If any Austinites want to trade a bottle of rumpkin for dr12, pumpkinator, bodacious, or merry mischief let me know
     
  40. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Its possible that more came in. When I got mine at Airport, they had 20 left. I bought 3, guy after me bought 4, and someone else got 2. That would have left them 11, and that was a few days ago, so if they still have more and are limiting 4, they must have gotten more.
     

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